Worlds things

EX Crystal Guardians is coming! We will have scans sometime between now and Saturday. If you can scan cards from the pre-releases, please scan them at 200 DPI (or about twice the size of the current scans), and send them to [email protected] with the subject title of “Scans.” Any help is appreciated!

Top 20 Pokemon at Worlds – Worlds will be offering the same downloadable Pokemon for all of the Advanced Generation games as the Journey Across Americas offered during their runs.

Be sure to bring your Pokemon Emerald, FireRed, LeafGreen, Ruby, or Sapphire game(s) and a Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP with you to Worlds. To receive up to two of the Top 20 Pokemon, you must have received the Pokedex and have a space cleared in your party.

The Pokemon that will be offered are Bulbasaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, Alakazam, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Dragonite, Typhlosion, Espeon, Umbreon, Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Tyranitar, Blaziken, Absol, Latias, and Latios.

Reminder: Card Artists and Creators at Worlds – Also at Worlds will be card artists Masakazu Fukuda and Kagermaru Himeno, as well as creators Mr. Ishihara and Mr. Akabane. Fukuda illustrated cards such as Flareon and Jolteon from POP 3, as well as Pokemon-star cards, while Himeno has done the Target promo cards of Whismur, Mudkip, Treecko, Torchic, and many other cards. So, if you want those cards autographed, be sure to bring them! I believe the limit last year was one card per illustrator, so choose the cards that you want signed wisely!

Japanese Voice Actor of Giovanni Dies – According to this website, Hirotaka Suzuoki, the voice actor who portrayed Giovanni, died last Sunday from lung cancer at the age of 56. In Japan, it is disrespectful to permanently replace a voice actor with another, so this could mean that we will never see Giovanni in the anime again (which could then mean Meowth might not even do his little boss stories anymore). Due to this death, some changes for Team Rocket and the anime as a whole could occur, but at this point, nothing is known on how this will affect the anime, if it will at all. Rest in peace.